What I’m Streaming: Podcasts
New podcast networks: Exactly Right, Harmontown in New York, and Headlong: Surviving Y2K
If you’re like me, then you’re a fan of podcasts. However, since everyone and their grandma has one, what should you be checking out? Well, here are my recommendations for what to listen to whether you’re driving, working out, or just need something to fill your earholes.
In a little bit of podcast news, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the creators of the popular series My Favorite Murder, are launching their own podcast network called Exactly Right. The network will include new podcasts: The Fall Line about cold cases in the Southeast, and This Podcast Will Kill You, which is an informational podcast about deadly diseases. However, not all of the new shows are true crime related, as there is also the new comedy podcast, Do You Need a Ride? Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and comedian Chris Fairbanks, the two will interview guests while taxing them to LAX airport. If you’re a fan of My Favorite Murder, then you should definitely give these new shows a try.
Another podcast update is that The McElroy Bothers is partnering with Vox, and they have created their own website for all their content called The McElroy Family. They also premiered a new episode of Monster Factory, an extremely popular YouTube series where Griffin McElroy and Justin McElroy play around with character creation in video games. Check the new episode out below where they mess around in SoulCaliber VI:
If you remember last year’s episodes of Harmontown at the New York Comedy Festival than you definitely don’t want to miss the episode released this year titled “Live from the New York Comedy Festival 2018.” Just like last year, Dan Harmon goes on a rant about what he knows about New York (the joke is that it’s very little). He also tells the story of how he and his crew almost didn’t make it to the show, as they were drunk at LAX. This is a hilarious episode and a great jumping on point for those who aren’t regular listeners.
Movie Crush is an interview show where Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know sits down with his celebrity friends to talk about their favorite movie. A simple podcast premise, but definitely one of the best in the film podcast genre. Chuck recently released part one of a three part series on the genius of Stanley Kubrick titled “Kuberick Special Part 1: The Shining.” You should give it a listen, as well as keep an eye out for the other two episodes because Kubrick is one of the greatest directors of all time. Also, Chuck and his cohost, Casey, go in-depth on his directing style.
From the creators of Missing Richard Simmons comes the new series titled Headlong: Surviving Y2K. The podcast will explore stories of Y2K survivors. Yes, a punch line today as nothing happened when the clocks turned over on December 31st, 1999. However, it was not a joke to the people who were there. Host, Dan Taberski, interviews computer coders, conspiracy theorists, and many more in his search to understand the hysteria over Y2K, and what could have happened if the turning of the century brought about the apocalypse.
This week’s episode of This is Love titled “Blue” explores artist Yves Klein’s obsession with the color. Klein Blue is something that I didn’t know anything about before listening to the episode, but it’s honestly my new favorite color. An amazing story that must be heard, as you will never look at colors the same way again…Give it a listen.
As always—try out a new podcast!